A few months ago we realized that our crazy travel schedule, along with homeschooling, had left Isaac and Isabelle behind in their pop culture knowledge. We figured we'd better remedy the situation, and starting with the Lord of the Rings triology seemed like a good idea.
The kids were really into it, especially Belle. It didn't take her long to choose Legolas as a favorite. She thought he was so rad, and we were actually pretty excited about that. Until then she hadn't expressed a strong interest in anything. No hobbies, no favorite toys, no collections. But no more! Belle would light up the minute he came on the screen. About half way through the second movie we realized that she like-liked Legolas. She thought he was "cool looking", and so strong and could do anything.
Fast-forward a few weeks, and we showed them Pirates of the Caribbean. When Orlando Bloom showed up as Will Turner, Belle was a little confused. Legolas was Will Turner? What? We explained to her that the actor was named Orlando Bloom and he plays many different roles. Once she was set with that idea, she was in heaven, getting her Orlando fix.
Soon after, on one of our long drives, I decided to do a google search for Orlando Bloom images. Belle was so happy with that search. Our girl has found her obsession.
Images from an hour outside of Brasilia, Brazil.
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